Due to what happened to my child and my work with Silent Lambs, I have no reason to love or defend the WT at all. I hope they implode. But I have a few questions. If Jesus is the mediator between God and man, how can he be God? A mediator works between two different parties. He is never one of those parties, is he? Jesus also said something to the effect that "I am ascending to your God and MY God". If Jesus "has a God", it appears that he is not equal to God Almighty, although I admit he is called "a god" in scripture. There were also things Jesus didn't know, but said that God did know. So he can't share the same mind or brain as God has. And when Jesus was dead, remembering Eccl. verses about "the dead know nothing" and similar concepts, how could he know 3 days had passed and it was time to "resurrect himself"? If he's "out", then who woke him up in time? These are some of the things I think might apply to this discussion. But I do feel it will never be settled for sure. Maybe on Judgment Day, if that ever comes. I don't care anymore because I'm now a confirmed agnostic. I don't believe in God and I don't believe it's possible to prove his existence or disprove it. Thank you all for your thoughts.
I'm so sorry about your daughter. I hope that Silent Lambs has been able to help you get justice. As far as the Deity of Christ the Watchtower had us programmed to think in finite terms. How can Jesus be the Son and God at the same time. I know this may sound quite juvenile but God can do anything He wants to, He is God. Now if it were possible to cross a Human with a lion, you would get one strange looking creature. It would have power and intellect. Impossible yes, but the Bible tells us that nothing is impossible with God. Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. ASV Matthew 1:18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.KJV The Holy Spirit, Holy Ghost is God, not some elusive active force. Mary was impregnated by God. By His Holy Spirit. Then His child was given authority over all things. This Son was with Him from the beginning which there really was never a beginning because God is infinite. This is the hardest concept for us humans to understand. Everything about our lives is finite. When we gaze into the heavens we can see the black spaces between the stars, thus infinity. There is no end to space, God, or His human/God Son. Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.KJV Here is a verse we were never taught; Ecclesiastes 12:7 And the dust returns to the earth as it was, And the spirit returns to God who gave it. When King Solomon said that in the other passage about the dead know nothing, we have to take in context what he was talking about, to whom and why. He was rambling on about vanity! Not the eternal soul. Of course the Watchtower used that to brainwash us to believe that when we die we die. Not true according to the Bible in its entirety. Whether one believes or not that is purely an individuals choice. What burns me up though is the misunderstanding the WTBTS has left us with. There is one way to interpret Scripture and one way only. That is to interpret it the way the writer meant for it to be understood. That is not impossible to do either.